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The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time comprises both the 50-volume "5-foot shelf of books" and the the 20-volume Shelf of Fiction. Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical...
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by Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
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v.1. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude/William Penn--v.2. Apology, Phaedo and Crito/Plato; Golden sayings of Epictetus; Meditations of Marcus Aurelius--v.3. Essays, civil and moral, and The new Atlantis/Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on education/John Milton; Religio Medici/Sir Thomas Browne--v.4. Complete poems of John Milton--v.5. Essays and English traits/R. W. Emerson--v.6. Poems and songs of Robert Burns--v.7. Confessions of St....